Did You Know?
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 34,470 military retirees living in Okaloosa County, making up more than 20 percent of the county’s population. Military retirees have made the town of Crestview, which has grown by 40 percent since 2000, one of Florida’s fastest growing cities.
BY THE NUMBERS
73%: The amount of Okaloosa County’s economic activity directly related to defense spending.
21%: The amount of Christmas trees purchased from choose-and-cut farms.
(National Christmas Tree Farm Association).
“It’s a family values thing. Taking the time to pick out a Christmas tree and spend time with the family, well you just can’t do that at Wal-Mart. It’s just not the same.”—Mark Powell, owner, Powell Farm and Vineyard.